Contempt Of Us

The legislative report, filed by one of Alaska’s most respected and nonpartisan prosecutors, states with absolute clarity that as governor, Palin violated the Executive Branch Ethics Act, which prohibits any official from seeking to “benefit a personal interest.” She, her husband and her aides tried on nearly 20 separate occasions to induce Mr. Monegan to fire her former brother-in-law.

The wording of the report’s conclusion could not be plainer — namely that “impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: to get Trooper Michael Wooten fired.”

“I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that,” Sarah Palin told reporters. “If you read the report, you’ll see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member.”

Whitewash, rinse and repeat.



Rosa Brooks: Paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts are left to control the Republican Party.